The No. 1 North Carolina women’s soccer team (7-1-0) was defeated 2-0 by Arkansas (6-1-1) on the road on Sunday, giving the Tar Heels their first loss of the season.
In the first half, both teams battled and finished the half with four shots each, but the game remained scoreless. North Carolina senior Bridgette Andrzejewski was the only player with a shot on goal in the first half. The Razorbacks set up an aggressive defense, earning them 12 fouls and a pair of yellow cards.
To start the second half, the Tar Heels made a goalkeeper change as sophomore Claudia Dickey stepped in for first-year Marz Josephson. In the 63rd minute, Arkansas scored the first goal of the game after a strong counterattack to take a 1-0 lead.
The Tar Heels remained active on offense, but were unable to put the ball in the back of the net despite outshooting the Razorbacks 12-10 on the day. Arkansas buried another goal in the 81st minute, and used dominant defensive play to seal the win.